Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Looking Back Fondly

It is 2006 and I’ve been out of sorts lately, so I haven’t been to prolific on the blog front recently. If you missed me, then I apologize.

A few months ago I published an early attempt at a “Best of 2005.” After reviewing the list, I’m not sure anything changed. But I will switch Bob Dylan for Fiona Apple simply because the Dylan is a collection and not really a new release.

1. Beck Guero
2. Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
3. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
4. Death Cab For Cutie Plans
5. Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine
6. Spoon Gimme Fiction
7. Louis XIV The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
8. Stephen Malkmus Face the Truth
9. White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
10. The New Pornographers Twin Cinema

Even though these are some great records, it hasn’t felt like a great year. I mean, it’s not like these are the best albums by these artists, but they are still better than the best offerings of many artists.

Who let Scott Stapp release an album? I hate 311 but I am glad they kicked his ass. I cannot believe Creed ever got signed and sold a bunch of crappy records. What is wrong with you people? I know it’s not your fault. Creed fans wouldn’t ever read this blog.

Off subject, but I just got an e-mail with this subject line: Are you ashamed to visit swimming pools because of your small penis? I don’t get it. Are these clothing optional swimming pools? I know, I know, it’s spam but still. I mean, I take my small penis wherever I go. But that is just me.

Anyway, I will get my act straightened out and get back on track.

In the meantime, you know the drill, here are the last ten songs my iPod played while set on “shuffle.”

1. “My Wandering Days Are Over” by Belle & Sebastian
2. “You Can Live at Home” by Husker Du
3. “Let the Distance Bring Us Together” by Bright Eyes & Britt Daniels
4. “Waiting For A Train” by Johnny Cash
5. “Better Version of Me” by Fiona Apple
6. “Sweet Thing” by David Bowie
7. “Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)” by Jimi Hendrix
8. “La Ment” by the Cure
9. “Nirvana” by the Blake Babies
10. “The Love Song” by Marilyn Manson


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